HUBERT, N.C. — A quick stop for a lottery ticket on the way to work led Jamie Johnson of Hubert to a $100,000 prize.

“I scratched the ticket at work and then told my co-worker, ‘I just won $100,000,’” Johnson said. “He told me, ‘If that’s true, lunch is on you.’”

Johnson, 45, bought his lucky $30 200X The Cash ticket from Handy Mart on W B McLean Drive in Cape Carteret. He said he called his wife right away to tell her the good news.

“She thought I was lying at first,” he laughed. “I had to meet up with her to show her the ticket.”

Johnson arrived at lottery headquarters Friday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,259.

He said he would use the money to do some home repairs and help pay for his daughter’s college tuition.

The 200X The Cash game launched in March with six top prizes of $5 million and 18 $100,000 prizes. Four $5 million prizes and eight $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $12.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Onslow County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.